Name: Nicholas Lownes
Title: Associate Professor & Director, CTLS
Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering
Personal/Lab Website: http://nlownes.wikidot.com/
Program/Department Website: http://www.engr.uconn.edu/cee/people/facultymembers/15-research/52-nick.html
Office Telephone: (860) 486-2717
Dr. Lownes’ recent research efforts have focused on data management and analytics for public transit operators and planners. These efforts have led to the establishment of t-HUB, a multi-disciplinary collaborative effort between civil engineering, computer science and geography creating a single-stop web-accessible database tool for public transit data and system evaluation. Demographic data, socio-economic data, performance data and system configuration data are all housed within t-HUB. Next steps include the integration of real-time feeds from transit systems as their tracking systems come online. Methodological improvements in transit system performance measurement are also incorporated in the new t-HUB technology.